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Potosí

  
  (Spanish)  
      n   a city in S Bolivia, at an altitude of 4066 m (13340 ft.): one of the highest cities in the world; developed with the discovery of local silver in 1545; tin mining; university (1571). Pop.: 123327 (1993 est.)  


San Luis Potosí     (Spanish)  
      n  
1    a state of central Mexico: mainly high plateau; economy based on mining (esp. silver) and agriculture. Capital: San Luis Potosí. Pop.: 2191712 (1995 est.). Area: 62849 sq. km (24266 sq. miles)  
2    an industrial city in central Mexico, capital of San Luis Potosí state, at an altitude of 1850 m (6000 ft.). Pop.: 488238 (1990)  
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